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1847 - Chain Cable Store Floor

22nd April. “With reference to a letter from Captain James RE, relative to the floor of the Chain Cable Store, I am (to ask) if the iron ballast, recommended by Capt. James for laying the centre part of the floor, be likely to be wanted for any other purpose, if not it may be used as proposed. Mr Rolt to perform the work. This floor is still in place to-day (2009) and consists of one and a half cwt. pig iron ballast blocks all marked with the government arrow (or the crow’s foot as it was termed in the dockyard).